Aubergine Dip & Flatbreads

Aubergine Dip & Flatbreads

Well, just in case you haven’t realised this yet, I love eggplants and could have some no matter the way they are prepared! I used to buy eggplant dip – aka baba ganoush or caviar d’aubergine – and have always been quite scared of trying to make it at home. Though I did not look at a single eggplant dip recipe before, I though this would be a very difficult one and I wouldn’t see myself making this as an alternative to homemade hummus! A few days ago, I got quite bored of eating the same aubergine dip over and over which was too much on the lemon taste than the eggplant one. Then, I finally decided to look at recipes in books and realised that it’s so easy to make and uses only a few ingredients which got me like “I should totally try that!”. So here we go!

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Quick and Easy Orzo Summer Salad with Lemon Dressing

Quick and Easy Orzo Summer Salad with Lemon Dressing

This recipe is part of my main ones across the summer season. This orzo salad is very quick and so easy to make, very fresh and nutritious, filled with good things. Also, it’s very versatile as you’ll be able to adapt it according to your preferences or to the season. I’ve always enjoyed pasta salad in summer as we don’t always feel like eating a lot or anything that’s gonna be warm or hot and tend to end up having a plate of raw veggies, which I’m not fond of. This salad is full of Mediterranean flavours with some herbs, zucchini, feta cheese and olives !

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Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

I love blueberries and feel so happy when the season comes. Usually, it’s something you would probably eat as it is, because the berry in itself is just so good, slightly acidic and at the same time full of sharp flavours. This recipe though is so much of a basic that I actually struggled finding out in which category I would classify it as I have those for breakfast, dessert or as a snack in the afternoon when feeling like it. These muffins are meant to be made with fresh berries and I have replace the usual whole-milk or buttermilk with plant-based oat milk to ensure these are lighter, I also feel like this enhances the taste so much.

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Gremolata

Gremolata

No! Gremolata is not just a parsley based pesto – though it also is an Italian condiment – , it’s actually so much more than that and it tends to be much more versatile compared to a traditional basil pesto. If you’ve followed my previous posts, you know that I’m fond of herbaceous preparations and flavours. I feel like using herbs is an incredible way to enliven some basic dishes requiring tasty seasonings. You’ll, of course, be very happy to know that making this lemony gremolata only takes a couple minutes and very basic ingredients that you most probably have in your fridge and cupboard!

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Upgraded Avocado Toast: grilled zucchini & spicy crispy chickpeas

Upgraded Avocado Toast: grilled zucchini & spicy crispy chickpeas

The past years have truly been the avocado toast mania literally everywhere around the world 🙂 In my opinion, avo toasts should remain a guilty pleasure, not because they are sweet, but because avocados are not grown in France, usually in large productions having a very negative impact on the planet (high carbon footprint, water consumption, deforestation). But, as I mentioned in other posts, nobody is perfect and I can’t resolve myself to stop eating any exotic fruits or veggies because they come from far away. So I still have an avocado if I really crave one and moderate my consumption to the extent with I trust is reasonable. I will always consider that food frustration isn’t part of a healthy diet.

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Lemon Poppy Seed & Pistachio Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed & Pistachio Cake

Last weekend, summer finally decided to make an apparition although it was very brief! Whenever temperatures are rising, I’m always hesitating to bake cakes, just because I’ll have to turn on the oven 🙂 But the lemon craving definitely was stronger than heating up the kitchen. This lemon cake is very easy to make and only takes a few ingredients. I twisted it with poppyseeds and pistachios to bring a little crunchy texture. This recipe is just about the perfect one if looking for a refreshing dessert option!

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